I hope that this is a good space for putting a request that reached me via the
GEN network. I am not involved in that research and are unsure whether you actually have interest in such stuff in this category (and whether it would have been more welcomed e.g. at the Campfire).
What follows is a copy and paste from an email I received. I asked Carla (the researcher, unknown to me in person) for permission to share the text publicly
The University of Algarve (Portugal) is developing an investigation, within the scope of a phd thesis, to assess the potential of Sustainable Intentional Communities to function laboratories for social innovation. Specifically, this study seeks to understand how these small-scale community-based initiatives can generate generalizable innovations for broader social models.
GEN Europe is supporting this research through the dissemination of a survey, and is therefore forwarding this message to its membership base.
The survey takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and it should be answered by one of the responsible community members (one questionnaire per community).
We are aware of the increased requests for responses to online surveys, but due to the fact that this is a cross-sectional study of European countries, it would be impossible to use another methodology. Obtaining valid answers represents one of the most structural moments for the success of the whole project. It is in this sense that we appeal to your participation and really depend on your help.
To answer you can use this link: https://pt.surveymonkey.com/r/KYNFK5G
Or this QR Code:
Any question can be directed to the researcher Carla Nogueira -
Thank you so much for your cooperation and for helping me build this path!